Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
of talks. >>> a u.n. human rights expert says the japanese government should do more to protect the health of people affected by the fukushima nuclear accident. u.n. special rapporteur anand grover spent ten days in the disaster-stricken northeast. he was examining whether the health needs of people are properly met. grover criticized the japanese government for its inadequate response to the crisis, including failing to disclose enough data on the spread of radioactive substances immediately after the accident. he said decisions on decontamination and other measures did not take into account the needs of socially disadvantaged groups. grover says they include pregnant women, children, and the elderly. he added that he will urge the japanese government to improve the situation along with submitting what he found. a final report will be given to the u.n. council in june next year. >>> bank of japan governor masaaki shirakawa has defended the central bank's monetary easing policy. he says the boj has pumped some of the largest amounts of money among industrialized countries into the economy.
Nov 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
children's. up to now we've had a un environment program in kenya; klaus tÖpfer was its director for many years. but this program is very small and not influential enough. that's why we want it to become a real organization -- like unesco or the un food and agriculture organization -- because we believe that environmental protection is as important as culture or agriculture. so this must be reflected in the importance of this organization. the greater its importance, the greater the chance of getting results in terms of environmental protection. time's running out. >> the border region between poland and belarus is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the primeval forest that once stretched across the european plain. the bushka bjoo-veschka as it is known on the polish side is also increasingly becoming a visitor magnet. tourists, environmental campaigners and scientists all flock to this un world heritage site. >> when you've found your place in the world it's hard to explain what's so fascinating about it. it's like with love -- how can you explain exactly what you fell in lov
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. at the u.n. general assembly, the philippine government sought support for its position. >> translator: we believe in mediation and other forms of third-party dispute settlement, including judicial settlement. >> reporter: the philippines started preparing to bring its case to the international tribunal for the law of the sea. but it failed to win international support. the plan risked further provoking china. the philippine government is not proceeding with it for now. strained relations have started to hurt the philippine economy, so the government is trying to mend fences with china. >> undergoing a transition where hopefully there will be less nationalistic pressures. >> reporter: china has also softened its position. vice foreign minister in charge of asian affairs fu ying visited manila last month. she delivered to aquino a message from president hu jintao that said china values friendly bilateral relations. an expert says china's strained relations with japan over the senkaku islands in the east china sea is behind the apparent shift in its stance towards the philippines. >> there a
Nov 20, 2012 2:30pm PST
without putting up any resistance. >> we feel absolutely cheated. >> the remaining u.n. forces meant to protect the civilian population of from reprisal. most other european personnel have already left. they're fleeing and the fighting in the thousands. many have gone east crossing the border into neighboring rwanda. the u.n. and because of the government say rwanda is supporting the rebels. the president is reportedly traveling to you ... for preventing tensions and all-out war. >> for more, we are joined by our correspondent in rwanda. what is the situation right there on the border? >> in goma, it remains, because the fighting is over at least for the moment. it is quiet in the city. there was heavy fighting for three days. many slept under their beds for three nights and explosions occurred just 50 meters away from some homes. they are looking poor to some quiet and peace. and the other side of the border, in rwanda, the refugees are coming in the thousands. >> the u.s. as the peacekeepers will remain to protect civilians. is the u.s. capable of doing it? >> that is a? for sure.
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
term. hamas representatives want israel to end its economic blockade of gaza. the u.n. security council has still not agreed on a statement proposed by the arab league calling on both sides for an immediate cease-fire. u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke after a closed-door meeting, saying the security council must not do anything that could undermine egypt's mediation efforts. russian ambassador vitaly churkin offered a veiled criticism of the united states. >> some members -- one member of the security council, i'm sure you can guess which, indicated sort of quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the security council. >> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon spoke after meeting in cairo with his counterpart on the arab league, nabil al arabi. >> my message is clear -- both sides must halt firing immediately. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> ban will again call for a cease-fire when he visits israel. >>> three major countries in asia -- japan, china, and south korea -- have agreed to start talks for a free-tr
Nov 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, the government asked the united nations for help, and the un is currently investigating the possibility of an african-led force made up of 3000 soldiers from neighboring countries to battle the islamists. >> we are joined now by a representative with the german institute for international and security affairs who specializes in north africa. what's your opinion about all of this? what are the chances of an international intervention? >> there is by now broad international and regional support for an intervention that would involve some form of african combat mission, including in northern mali. it looks likely it will happen within the next few months. what it will look like is unclear at the moment because some very important questions are yet to be answered, such as which countries will send troops and who will actually finance the operation. it looks most likely that it will be the european union. >> do you see any possibility of a negotiated solution to this dispute? can you even get the no. factions to the table right now? >> and exclusively negotiated solution, i do not think so.
Nov 29, 2012 2:30pm PST
come back in the next bulletin, we will have more at the palestinian vote at the u.n. in new york. join us for that. >> our correspondent is standing by at the united nations. we will have the very latest. stay with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
to follow a u.n. security council ban on launches involving ballistic technology. >>> the people who wont to be south korea's next president are mapping out their strategies in the lead-up to voting day. official campaigning is now under way. and so for the next three weeks candidates will be crisscrossing the country to sell their message. park geun hye of the ruling saenuri party is one of the front-runners. she visited a national cemetery in seoul where she paid respects to those who died in the korean war and other continflicconflic. park expressed her determination to become the country's first female president. >> translator: south korea has to choose whether it wants to move forward with a prepared future or go back to the past which is marked with failure. we are now standing at a crucial crossroads. >> park also said she will promise to build a nation where everyone can lead a happy life. she's locked in a tight race with moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. he spoke in the second largest city of busan near his hometown. >> translator: i promise to become the fi